Yann Novak & Robert Crouch

Yann Novak and Robert Crouch are sound and visual artists living and working in Los Angeles. Their practice incorporates field recordings, photography, and video as tools to investigate the relationship between site and subject. Through the digital manipulation of these sound and image files, Novak transforms these documents of personal experiences into abstracted impressions of the original subject. Crouch uses a combination of digital processing and modular synthesis to further abstract their subject matter.

Their current work explores the relationship between contemporary art making practices and the historical tradition of romantic landscape painting. Their installations and performances have been presented at the AxS Festival, Pasadena; California Museum of Photography, Riverside; Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills; Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica; LACMA, Los Angeles; Pøst, Los Angeles, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and others.

Curriculum Vitæ

Exhibitions

2012
SCALE, Render, California Museum of Photography, Riverside CA, Group
2010
Untitled Landscape, Pøst, Los Angeles, CA, Solo

Performances

2016
SPECTRUM, Monkey Town, Los Angeles, CA
mas gestos y mas caras (sound for Rafa Esparza), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Fata Morgana, The Quick and The Dead, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Fata Morgana, Ear Meal on LA Art Stream, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Fata Morgana, AxS Festival, Wind Tunnel Gallery, Pasadena CA
TOGETHER (with D. Dinco + D. Wood), Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
somatic SENSOR (with D. Dinco + D. Wood), Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
2010
Music for Restaurants (with Sublamp), LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

Discography

2015
‘2 Oscillators’ (with Robert Crouch) on A Simple Procedure, Estuary Ltd. (US), 2 x CD
2012
Fata Morgana, Murmur Records (JP), CD
2010
“Untitled Landscape” on The Wire Tapper 24, The Wire (UK), CD
“Santa Fe” on Untitled 10 (The Black Album), Untitled & After (US), Digital
2009
Untitled (December 2009), Self Releases, Digital

Bibliography

  • Scheppe, Ron. “Review: A Simple Procedure” Texture, December 2015.
  • Escudero, Guillermo. “Review: A Simple Procedure” Loop, November 2015.
  • Lockett, Alan. “CD Review” Igloo Magazine, March, 2013.
  • Cianciotta, Aurelio. "Yann Novak & Robert Crouch – Fata Morgana" Neural, December 2012
  • Fruitman, Stephen. “Review: Fata Morgana” Cyclic Defrost, October, 2012.
  • Chuter, Jack. “Review: Yann Novak + Robert Crouch – Fata Morgana” ATTN:Magazine, July, 2012.
  • Keenan, Sean. “Yann Novak/Robert Crouch: Fata Morgana” Trebuchet Magazine, July, 2012.
  • Badaracco, Patricio. “CD Review: Fata Morgana” Hawái, July 2012.
  • Jayson. “CD Review: Fata Morgana” Two Eleven, July 2012.
  • Scheppe, Ron. “Review: Fata Morgana” Texture, June 2012.
  • Deupree, Caleb. “... & After the Chill Room” Furthernoise, April 2010.
  • Scheppe, Ron. “Review: Untitled 10 (The Black Album)” Texture, April 2010.

Studio

Yann Novak & Robert Crouch
Los Angeles, CA